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Leonardo DiCaprio Buys New Green NYC Digs

Posted By Ali Kriscenski On April 7, 2008 @ 2:25 pm In Architecture,New York City,Sustainable Building | 1 Comment

Leonardo DiCaprio, Riverhouse, green living, LEED, USGBC, Hudson River, Rockefeller Park, 11th Hour, New York City, Tribeca, leo7.jpg [1]

It’s not always our style to point out celebrity lives but when they involve a super green, LEED Gold rated building [2] with stellar views across the Hudson River it gets our attention. The New York scoop is that the three-time Academy Award-nominated actor/environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio has found shelter in Riverhouse [3], one of NYC’s greenest condominiums.


Leonardo DiCaprio, Riverhouse, green living, LEED, USGBC, Hudson River, Rockefeller Park, 11th Hour, New York City, Tribeca, leo2.jpgview from Riverhouse

Riverhouse is definitive luxury eco-living. Built on the last patch of land in Rockefeller Park, the structure integrates ambitious green principles with sought after real estate. On the outside, a high-tech solar photovoltaic [4] grid traces the sun’s daily trajectory for maximum solar energy efficiency. Open roof areas will be a complex of green roofs [5] that are 75% covered in vegetation. Inside, locally sourced renewable materials [6] are finished with low- or non pollutant paints and adhesives to bring down overall environmental impact and provide healthy living spaces. Air and water are also given top priority – owners will enjoy twice filtered air and on-site filtered water.

On the luxury living side Riverhouse has all the amenities one would expect in its posh NY locale. Among them a 50-foot lap pool, fully equipped fitness center, dog spa, in-house branch of the New York Public Library and, for Riverside residents looking to live in an even more sustainable world, in-house activism opportunities via the Action Center to End World Hunger [7] on the building’s ground floor.

+ Riverhouse One Rockefeller Park [8]
Leo Dicaprio at EcoRazzi [9]

Leonardo DiCaprio, Riverhouse, green living, LEED, USGBC, Hudson River, Rockefeller Park, 11th Hour, New York City, Tribeca, leo3.jpg


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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/04/07/leo-dio-eco-house-in-nyc/

[2] LEED Gold rated building: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/03/31/grand-rapids-art-museum/

[3] Riverhouse: http://www.the-riverhouse.com/

[4] photovoltaic: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/02/25/world%e2%80%99s-largest-solar-power-plant-coming-to-arizona-in-2011/

[5] green roofs: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/01/23/amazing-green-roof-art-school-in-singapore/

[6] renewable materials: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/04/05/pineapple-paper-furniture-by-yothaka/

[7] Action Center to End World Hunger: http://www.actioncenter.org/

[8] + Riverhouse One Rockefeller Park: http://www.the-riverhouse.com/index_flash.html

[9] EcoRazzi: http://www.ecorazzi.com/2008/04/05/dicaprio-moving-to-greener-digs-in-new-york-city/

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